Helene Duhamel

As suicide rates continue to rise across the state, many local volunteer groups are stretched thin. Lack of funding can be a challenge as they work to prevent future loss and bring some peace to those left behind. For one Rapid City group, that’s where the flamingos come in. 

The Front Porch Coalition is flocking lawns with plastic flamingos as one of its fundraisers ahead of suicide awareness month in September.

Dakota Midday: Black Hills Playhouse

Jun 2, 2016

Gordy Pratt, Paul Larson, Jami Lynn, and Kenny Putnam take over the Rapid City studio with live music and a conversation about the Black Hills Playhouse.  The Black Hills All Stars play Friday and Saturday with a total of three shows as a fundraiser for the Playhouse.

Catholic Bishop Riding A Harley For A Fundraiser

Jul 16, 2014

In an empty parking lot outside St. Joseph’s Church in Spearfish a man in black throws his leg over a crimson Road King Harley Davidson and hits the start button.

Homeless By Choice For A Cause

Dec 11, 2013

Dakota State University student Aris Nance started living on the streets of Madison until his organization SHEO (Someone Helps Everyone) raises $12,000. SHEO is creating Survival Kits for men, women and children. These kits are comprised of outsourced materials assembled and shipped to agencies to disperse to their eligible clients. The kits represent short-term help for those who have been released from prison, homeless, runaway teens, single parents, and for individuals in special situations.

Special Olympics Hosts New Fundraiser

Oct 24, 2013

Special Olympics of the Black Hills is hosting a new type of fundraiser in its effort to continue events for local athletes.

The organization is hosting a tailgate party on Friday night featuring the local band DD and the Pharaohs, plus a silent action, and food.

Jack Lynass is President of Special Olympics in Rapid City.  He says it’s important for charities to find new and creative ways to fundraise.   

He says the money raised in this event supports 125 high school age athletes who now take part in the program.